About Clompish

Sunset on a beach with my fabulous floppy hatSenior picture in a field because fields are gorgeous

Sometimes you just need to get the words out. Sometimes you just need to share.

That’s why I created Clompish: the deeply personal, highly eclectic writing portfolio before you.

Writing has been my passion for years — in the fourth grade I wrote a “novel” almost 300 pages long about a lost dog on a fabulous and horrible adventure to find his way home. It certainly wasn’t the world’s best work, but I still felt accomplished.

Ever since, I can’t imagine a world where I don’t feel at home with a pencil in hand.

My dreams have evolved since the days when I thought I’d be a full-time fiction author, but I’ve always found a way to incorporate a love of language into my life.

And I’ve always yearned to connect with others over the deepest — and messiest — parts of ourselves.

The beauty of curating my own outlet for writing is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. Most of these pieces are far from polished. Many have been frantically written at 2 a.m. when I just have to reflect.

But despite their flaws, every work here is mine. Every piece, whether comfortably academic or embarrassingly revealing, is a part of me and my journey.

And I’m committed to embracing them all.

I’m still learning how to be a better writer, and I’m still learning how to be a better human. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that I have a long way to go in all areas of my life — but Clompish is a place for me to share my passion with the world anyway.

I’m not in the business of forcing this website to be anything in particular, and that has made it abundantly more fulfilling.

So welcome to my words, and welcome to my head: raw, jumbled, imperfect, real. Welcome to my heart.

What’s in a name?

The name Clompish dates back to my last year of elementary school in 2007. When my best friend moved across the country, we stayed in touch by sending a stuffed dinosaur named Clomps back and forth with letters.

I named my first ever (freely hosted, poorly constructed) website after him, and it was then that I fell in love with the digital world. This original blog/graphics site of mine went through many name changes, but I eventually purchased the domain Clompish.com.

As I grew older and entered junior high, it was harder to find free time to blog — and I outgrew many of the things that had inspired my website in the first place. Clompish fell inactive for years.

When I finished high school in 2015 and decided to start back up on the internet with a writing portfolio of sorts, I couldn’t resist keeping the name for old time’s sake. It’s a little strange, but it still makes me smile. Some things never grow old.

Credits

Clompish runs on WordPress. I developed this theme after drawing inspiration from a multitude of other simple blogging themes, especially Kihon. The woodgrain background is from here; all written work on Clompish is mine; and all images belong to me, are free for personal/commercial use from Pexels, or have attribution in the respective post.